U.S. general will be on alert on 9 November for three minutes, but it will be just a test, first at national level and the authorities concerned of a possible panic reaction, began to prepare citizens, according AFP.
“We ask everyone to send the message neighbors, workmates, friends and family. Remember: no panic, just a test,” says U.S. crisis management agency (FEMA) on its website.
Agency, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and federal agencies, will launch on 9 November at 14.00 local time (21:00, GMT), a general alert on an emergency (weather alert, kidnapping a child, etc. .) to test the system.
“Alert on television may not indicate that it is a test”, adds the message that “there are fears that the lack of explanations will generate panic. Deliver message to friends and family know that is a test”.
Alert tests often occur locally or in the American States, but this is the first time there will be a national test.